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Gain Research Experience through UCARE

The Undergraduate Creative Activities and Research Experience (UCARE) program at UNL is a paid opportunity to work one-on-one with a faculty research advisor. UCARE is supported by generous gifts from the Pepsi Quasi Endowment and Union Bank & Trust.

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2018-2019 Projects

Regan Chasek

Data Visualization for Reprints of Walt Whitman's Poems

Faculty sponsor: Matt Cohen

Simone Droge and Gayle Rocz

Encoding Prose: The Complete Letters of Willa Cather

Faculty sponsor: Andrew Jewell

Megan Ekstrom, Rachel Gordon, and Riley Jhi

Redefining Biography: The George Eliot Digital Archive Project

Faculty sponsor: Beverley Rilett

Bianca Swift

The Charles Chesnutt Archive: Charles Chesnutt and the Black Intelligentsia

Faculty sponsor: Kenneth M. Price

Past projects

Sarah Duke, Rachel Gordon, and Bailea Kerr

The George Eliot Digital Archive Project

Faculty sponsor: Beverley Rilett

Sarah Duke, Bailea Kerr, and Rosamond Thalken

Collaborative Digital Literary Archive Development: The George Eliot Review Digitalization Project: Phase II

Faculty sponsor: Beverley Rilett

2017-2018

Austin Buchanan

A Study through Fiction: East-Asian Influences upon American Life

Faculty sponsor: Timothy Schaffert

2016-2017

Sara Duke

The Whitman Archive: Archival Investigations of Walt Whitman’s Interviews and Reminiscences

Faculty sponsor: Brett Barney

2016-2017

Amzie Dunekacke

Dr. Livingstone's Last Journey: Why his African Attendants Served him so Well

Faculty sponsor: Adrian S. Wisnicki

2016-2017

Bailea Kerr and Jade Zuehlke

Collaborative Digital Literary Archive Development: The George Eliot Review Digitalization Project

Faculty sponsor: Beverley Rilett

2016-2017

Tina Le

Increasing Motivation in Secondary Students Through Public Writing Partnerships Between College and High School Students

Faculty sponsor: Rachael W. Shah

2016-2017

Ruobing Zhao

What American Educators Can Learn From Their Students From Asia, and How They Can Best Support Their Academic Success

Faculty sponsor: Rachel Azima

2016-2017

Isaac Coleman

Steelarm: An Independently-Produced Videogame about Privilege and Player Choice

Faculty sponsor: Tamy Burnett

2015-2016

Amzie Dunekacke

The Manuscripts of David Livingstone: Shaping and Reshaping Victorian Britain's Ideas about African, Araba and Indian Populations

Faculty sponsor: Adrian S. Wisnicki

2015-2016

Anthony Skaleski

Interpretations of Unconformities within the Phosphoria Rock Complex and their Implications Toward Climate Change: Bighorn Basin Wyoming

Faculty sponsor: Tracy Frank

2015-2016

Rosamond Thalken

Collaborative Digital Literary Archive Development: The George Eliot-George Henry Lewes Review Digitalization Project

Faculty sponsor: Beverley Rilett

2015-2016

Brittany Bell

Defining Taboo: A Study of the Life and Work of the Brönte Sisters

Faculty sponsor: Beverley Rilett

2015-2016

Amzie Dunekacke

Victorian Counter-Worlds and the Uncanny: The Fantasy Illustrations of Walter Crane and Arthur Rackham

Faculty sponsor: Laura White

2015-2016

Sara Duke

Digital Archives: Electronic Publishing in the 21st Century

Faculty sponsor: Kenneth M. Price

2015-2016

Ellie Feis

How Proto-Feminist Was George Eliot?

Faculty sponsor: Beverley Rilett

2015-2016

Katherine Cooley

Musical Echoes of Modernism and Traditionalism in Joyce's Ulysses

Faculty sponsor: Roland Végső

2015-2016

Samantha Greenfield

Scholarly Editing of Willa Cather's Letters

Faculty sponsor: Andrew Jewell

2015-2016

Landon Sadler

Murder, Abuse, and Feminism: Contextualizing Susan Glaspell's "A Jury of Her Peers"

Faculty sponsor: Melissa Homestead

2015-2016

Jessica Vazquez

The Revolutionary Moment of 1968 and its Aftermath

Faculty sponsor: Marco Abel

2015-2016

Natalie Wiebelhaus

Literature Surrounding the Arab Uprisings

Faculty sponsor: Basuli Deb

2015-2016

Kirsten Clawson

The Walt Whitman Archive: A Case Study for Analyzing Digital Literary Archives, Electronic Publishing, and Scholarly Communication in the Twenty-first Century

Faculty sponsor: Ken Price

2014-15

Katherine Cooley

Modernism in Literature and Music

Faculty sponsor: Roland Végső

2014-15

Marissa Curtiss

Legal Interactions and Access to Health Care for Transgender Individuals

Faculty sponsor: Beth Burkstrand-Reid

2014-15

Emily Grammes

Case Studies in Literature and Life: Depicting Domestic Violence

Faculty sponsor: Beverley Rilett

2014-15

Samantha Greenfield

Scholarly Editing of Willa Cather's Letters

Faculty sponsor: Andrew Jewell

2014-15

Hailey Hemenway

Applying Theories of Literary Biography

Faculty sponsor: Beverley Rilett

2014-15

Alex Kinnaman

Studying Depiction of Native Americans in Nineteenth-Century Children's Literature for The Tar Baby and the Tomahawk

Faculty sponsor: Amanda Gailey

2014-15

Kourtney Klein

Influence of the Department of Classical Studies on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Faculty sponsor: Mary Ellen Ducey

2014-15

Dominic Lincoln, Daniel McEowen, and Jessica Vazquez

1968 & Its Aftermath in International Cinema

Faculty sponsor: Marco Abel

2014-15